Smoked Margaritas

Yes, you can even give cocktails smoky flavor using your pellet smoker.

Serves: 4Prep: 5 minutesCook: 3 hoursTotal: 3 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup Coarse Kosher Salt
  • 4 limes cut in half
  • 8 fluid ounce tequila
  • 4 fluid ounce orange liqueur
  • 2 fluid ounce Simple Truth Organic™ Blue Agave Syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime slices

Directions

  • Heat pellet smoker to 250°F.
  • Place salt in a shallow pan. Smoke for at least 3 hours.
  • Place limes, cut side up, on smoker. Smoke for 45 minutes. Cool and juice into a glass.
  • In a pitcher, stir together tequila, orange liqueur, smoked lime juice and agave syrup.
  • Serve in ice-filled glasses rimmed with smoked salt. Garnish with a lime slice, if desired.
  • Store extra salt in a sealed container at room temperature (can be used to season food). Lime juice can be stored covered in the refrigerator.
  • Tip: If you don’t have a smoker, you can still enjoy a cocktail with smoky flavor by grilling the cut side of the limes over a medium-hot grill. Rim the serving glasses with store-bought smoked salt.
  • Tip: For even more smoky flavor, place a tray of water on the smoker for about 30 minutes. Freeze into ice cubes and add to cocktails.